What is the deal with "mean girls?" As a teenger I went through some tough times when a former friend resorted to horrible tactics trying to ruin my reputation. The gossip and rumors were so hurtful, I remember spending countless nights crying myself to sleep.
I get that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but the effects of some of these experiences can cause long term emotional scars. For example, I recently had a conversation with a girlfriend about some of her junior high experiences. While she was telling her story, I could see the pain as tears welled up in her eyes and it was as if she was not 40, but more like 14 and reliving that pain.
Have any of you had any experiences with mean girls? What was the outcome? What, if anything would you have done differently? Are you a rehabilitated mean girl? What is it about females that causes us to compare each other? Why don't we do a better job of celebrating each other's successes? Tell me how you feel; blogging's cheaper than therapy and usually produces better advice!